Gonzales, LA

Gonzales profile

Living in Gonzales

Gonzales is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,957 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gonzales is the 50th largest community in Louisiana.

Gonzales real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Gonzales house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

When you are in Gonzales, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.50% of Gonzales’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Gonzales is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gonzales who work in sales jobs (8.42%), office and administrative support (7.52%), and teaching (7.38%).

In terms of college education, Gonzales is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.03% of adults 25 and older in Gonzales have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gonzales in 2018 was $27,406, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,624 for a family of four. However, Gonzales contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gonzales is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gonzales home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gonzales residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Gonzales include French, German, English, Irish, and African.

The most common language spoken in Gonzales is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.